Must-See Irish Adventures With Breathtaking Views

Planning your summer holiday already? Why not swap the vacation for a staycation and check out these must-see Irish spots.

The Emerald Isle is a stunningly beautiful country boasting breathtaking landscapes, dramatic seascapes and picturesque beaches so it's no wonder we have numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and tranquil serenities just waiting to be papped. 

If you're looking for some must-see Irish adventures with spine-tingling views, here are some of our favourites to explore in the coming months:

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Soaring just over 700 feet (2124 meters) above the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most visited natural attractions and it's not difficult to see why.

Stretching almost five miles along a scenic coast from the village of Doolin to Hags Head in County Clare, this seaside wonder is a stunning sight of crashing waves and stunning sea cliffs that should be on your summer bucket list. 

The Lake of Love, County Wicklow

Ireland is filled with hidden gems - some are just a little bit harder to find than others. Just like Lough Ouler, Ireland's heart-shaped lake. Tucked away at the feet of the Tonelagee Mountains, overlooking the Wicklow mountains and neighbouring hills, the Lake of Love is a bugger to find.

Hiking equipment is essential during the hour-long boggy and uphill trek but the 360° panoramic views make it worth every step. 

Must-See Irish Adventures With Breathtaking Views
The Emerald Isle is a stunningly beautiful country boasting breathtaking landscapes, dramatic seascapes and picturesque beaches.

Skellig Michael, County Kerry

The Skellig Rocks, Skellig Michael and Little Skellig are towering sea crags some 12 km southwest of Valentia Island. However, Skellig Michael is a well preserved monastic site complete with stone beehive huts where the monks once lived.

The only way to visit the outpost is by boat tour in the early hours and by climbing more than 600 steps on a 1000-year-old stairway. 

Giants Causeway, County Antrim

A geological wonder and home to one of Ireland's most famous legends, the Giants Causeway is a formation of 40,000 natural basalt columns caused by a volcanic fissure eruption which took place over 65 million years ago.

Flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and landscape of dramatic cliffs, it's easy to see why the large stretch of staircase shaped rocks has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Home to one of Ireland's most delicate monastic sites, the iconic Gleann da Locha which translates to "valley of two lakes"  is an unbelievable natural beauty with a plethora of walking trails located on Ireland's Ancient East.

Here an atmosphere of total tranquillity will completely take over with the crystal clear glacial streams, spectacular views and stillness and splendour of the Wicklow Mountains.

Aasleagh Falls, County Mayo

Nestled north of the Galway/Mayo border on the River Erriff is a picturesque 3.5-meter high waterfall. The popular Wild Atlantic Way discovery point is a short distance from Leenane village and it is a must-see attraction for people of all ages. The area is known for fishing especially during salmon season and if you're lucky, you may see some leaping on your little excursion along the river banks. 

Other in-demand excursions with impressive scenery in Ireland include Powerscourt Waterfall, Slieve League in Donegal, Kylemore Abbey, the Gap of Dunloe in Killarney and The Burren in County Clare. 

Would you add any must-see Irish views to the list?

Kellie Kearney

Kellie Kearney is a Dublin mammy of five kids aged newborn right up to nine. She loves coffee, cloth nappies, travel and sharing her every day true to life family moments on Instagram.

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